Celebrate the local bounty with micro brews and wines, autumn foods, and one-ton pumpkins
- Hood River, OR; Oct 13 - 15; tickets from $3
This old-fashioned fall festival is all about local produce and artisan goods. Explore more than 125 booths of arts and crafts, fresh pears and apples, smoked salmon, and handmade pies. Get your canning jars ready! Many booths sell full flats or boxes of fresh fruit. You can sip on local wine, cider, and beer while you enjoy the live music and gorgeous views of the river or ogle at the pie eating contests and professional pumpkin carver Scott Cully’s 600-pound masterpiece. Put your feet up post-festival at one of the many independent breweries that line the Columbia River.